Re: Beta Blockers and Alcohol?? Problems??
I wouldnt use flecainide, it sounds too trisky.
That "more than DOUBLING" of second heart attacks in the bold WARNING section of the drug sheet is too scary. Really, we take these drugs to SAVE our hearts, not destroy them.
Also it is a fact fact that in many instances it has been shown to be PRO arrhythmic...just what you need, right?
I don't think there are any contraindications with alcohol. Probably not getting BOMBED while on flecainide is decent advice though.
Why not try sotalol, a rhythm-specific beta-blocker. Some people get very good results with it. If you don't like it you can always go on the Tambocor later.
(Pssst, generic flecainide is a little more than $1 a pill...Tambocor is $3, so make sure you aren't getting screwed at the pharmacy)